20 March 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Google Station, the Google-enabled public Wifi platform, has entered into Latin America by being deployed into Mexico.
The high-speed public Wifi platform from Google gives its
partners an easy set of tools to roll out Wifi hotspots in
Mexico is the third largest internet penetration country in
Latin America and most of its citizens access the internet
through their mobile. Bu despite the fact that data plans have
become even more affordable than ever before, people still look
for ways to use the internet without using up their data.
Google is partnering with ISP Sitwifi to convert existing
the existing hotspots. As of now Google Station is
available in 60+ high-traffic venues across Mexico City and
nationwide, including airports, shopping malls and public
Mexico is one of only three countries where Google station
is deployed, the service was first rolled out in India,
followed by Indonesia. Google says that it plans to to reach
100+ locations in Mexico before the end of the year.
Earlier this year Google partnered with
Telefónica, Facebook and Microsoft to launch an
artificial intelligence (AI)-based service for consumers across
six countries. The service, called Aura, will be
available in three countries in Latin American –
Argentina, Brazil and Chile – and three in Europe
– Germany, Spain and the UK.